You’ve Got Gmail

If you haven’t heard of Gmail and all the hype around it then you must have been sitting in a hole for the last few months. For the unenlightened it’s basically a new email service from Google which provides a huge 1000MB (1GB) of free storage space (compared to a measly 10MB from Hotmail etc). At the moment the service is limited to beta testers who have been invited by another member so originally getting hold of an account was a much sort after commodity and they were even being traded on the likes of eBay etc! I figured I’d check out what all the fuss was about so yesterday I managed to get hold of an invite from a kind soul and signed up.


From what I’ve seen so far I’m very impressed. It has a nice clean interface to rival any email client and best of all it has a transparent search function which as you would expect is excellent. Another cool feature is that each message is grouped with all its replies and displayed as a conversation so you can easily keep track of long threads. I’ve got a few invitations going spare so if anyones interested drop me an email!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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